What does work life balance mean to you? To many people it means having it all. Enjoying your work so it doesn’t feel like work but more importantly spending time with family and creating memories. Everyones answer is different, work life balance is whatever it means to you.
Right now we are living in a world of uncertainty. What’s happened with the coronavirus pandemic has shown how our financial and life situation can change at a drop of a hat. Gone are the holiday plans, and for many it’s now a case of survival, to keep your job, your home, everything you have worked for.
Taking aside illness, health and the loss of loved ones, many people I have spoken with recently have used this time to really look at their lives. As Benjamin Franklin said “ Out of adversity comes opportunity”.
This pandemic has brought up lots of questions about what we want to do in our life. It’s brought reflection time, do we want to be on the hamster wheel we call commuting, or do we want the freedom to be outside enjoying nature or spending time with our family and loved ones?
I feel blessed with the life I have designed for me and the fact that I was offered an opportunity to build an upfront and residual income with low risk alongside my other commitments.
Several times over the last few years it’s been a lifesaver, including family redundancies, and more recently the ability to spend several months with my mum in the year before she died. I was able to spend precious time with Mum who lived hundreds of miles away, and thankfully without having to worry about bills or keeping a roof over my head. Work I’d done previously ensured that I have a residual income that buys me freedom to choose.
I love what I do, it allows me to help people in many ways; giving people the flexibility to spend quality time with their kids as they grow up, or to travel, to see the world, to explore, to create their own memories, goals and plans.
The flexibility my business gives is allowing me to spend nine weeks in the Spring 2021 to complete my 700 mile walk of the Devon & Cornwall coastline. Can you walk away from your job or business for 9 weeks & still get paid?
In the next five years I want to help as many people as possible to create that same time freedom – work life balance so they can choose how to spend their time, be it exploring the world as they like or creating their own special memories.
What does work life balance mean to you?
Click theis link to find out more about how I can help you achieve a better work life balance or if you are keen to get started, click the button below to give me a call.
I was a customer of UW for two years before I was a partner. I was also a full time member of the police service in a busy front line role. I met Davina at a networking event for mums and we hit it off straight away.
I knew that I wanted to carry on working after I retired from the police, and I knew I wanted to run my own business as if been a frustrated entrepreneur for 30 years, having previously run my own curtain making business. UW was perfect as it gave me the flexibility I needed, both 9 years ago, and now that I also have two children to consider.
It gained me the flexibility I needed, a sense of self worth of building my own small business, a channel to still support others in a small team, plus extra income for all those extras not covered by a pension. Uniquely, it’s a willable asset which is perfect for my little one with learning difficulties.
My future holds a schedule full of things I WANT to do, income to treat my family to gifts and holidays, and a huge support network, with the lovely Davina at the helm.
Firstly our telephone and broadband bills have been around the same as our telephone costs the year before resulting in “effectively” free broadband, result!
Secondly a year ago we had spent a combined amount on gas and electricity in excess of £1,300, During the last year our spend with UW was a few pounds over £1,000 a saving of c 23%, remarkable.
But it doesn’t end there. You also persuaded her to take the CashBack Card which she has used at every opportunity, mostly buying those essentials like food from Sainsbury’s but of course slipping in a few extra outfits along the way. What a bonus – our spending on the card has saved us a further £185 or 14% on our essential utilities.
To sum up we saved an incredible £475 last year, 37% of our utility bills plus we are effectively getting free broadband.
Davina thank you, the savings are quite remarkable.
Davina has from the first time we contacted her, always given us advice and support which has enabled us to update our systems.
She is a credit to UW and without doubt give support and encouragement which is always positive whilst at the same time encouraging.
A first class ambassador Davina’s input to our recent upgrade of light bulbs to LED was excellent from the start and included a site visit as it was happening.
When joining Utility Warehouse (UW) I was working I as an Office Manager for a local charity. I had two young children still in school and recently got married. Finances for us was a major issue because my husband’s job was low paid due to no relevant qualifications. The major “why” for me was the commission and the residual income. I like the idea of doing the work once and getting paid over and over again.
I was looking for something that would pay me a couple of hundred extra per month, weren't taxing because of my job and the fact that I had young children. When I first joined, I was very active, joined networking groups, had face to face appointments and it basically got me out of my comfort zone.
I never thought that this is something that I could do. My confidence level increased, comfortable speaking to people about the business, met and worked with some amazing people. The UW yearly meeting has been one the highlights, listening and learning from speakers that I know I couldn’t afford to pay for.
My future with UW is looking amazing and know that I can achieve everything financial that I want. The ability to buy my own home, help my sons and have financial freedom to live how I want to.